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'''Franz Clemens Honoratus Hermann Brentano''' (January 16, 1838 – March 17, 1917) was an influential German philosophy|philosopher and psychology|psychologist whose work strongly influenced not only students Sigmund Freud (whose doctoral dissertation he helped supervise), Kazimierz Twardowski, Alexius Meinong, and Thomas Masaryk (as well as Masaryk's student, Edmund Husserl), but countless others whose work would follow and make use of his original ideas and concepts.
RegionWestern Philosophy
Era19th-century philosophy
Birth dateJanuary 16, 1838
Birth placeMarienberg am Rhein, Rhine Province|Rhine, Kingdom of Prussia|Prussia
Death dateMarch 17, 1917 (aged 79)
Death placeZürich, Swiss Confederation|Switzerland
School traditionSchool of Brentano
Main interests| influences = Aristotle, Friedrich Adolf Trendelenburg|F. A. Trendelenburg[ Edoardo Fugali, ''Toward the Rebirth of Aristotelian Psychology: Trendelenburg and Brentano'' (2008)]
InfluencedEdmund Husserl, Alexius Meinong, Christian von Ehrenfels, Rudolf Steiner, T.G. Masaryk, Sigmund Freud, Kazimierz Twardowski
Notable ideasIntentionality, time-consciousness, judgement–predication distinction
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